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Food and Beverage Agriculture


  • Distillers grain prices sag after China rejections Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 5:14 PM ET
    Dried distillers grains being unloaded

    Prices fell $30 a ton at U.S. export markets after China rejected two shipments because they contained an unapproved genetically modified grain.

  • Eat, drink and be merry—but is the food safe? Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    A recent outbreak of food poisoning has led to calls for tougher inspection measures even as the government begins reforming food safety rules.

  • The most romantic crop news you'll read all day Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 8:43 AM ET
    Mistletoe lovers rejoice! There is a more plentiful crop this year.

    Good news for Christmas lovebirds: Mistletoe is well-stocked this year. In fact, news of a shortage of it in years past may have been overblown.

  • AGCO CEO: Growing profits in agriculture Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 6:53 AM ET
    AGCO CEO: Growing profits in agriculture

    Martin Richenhagen, Chairman & CEO of AGCO, shares his thoughts on the company's 2014 growth prospects, and the outlook on global agriculture. I think U.S. farmers will have money to invest, says Richenhagen.

  • Tractor sales up 10% in 2013 Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 1:39 PM ET
    Tractor sales up 10% in 2013

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says 184,000 tractors have been sold in the U.S. this year, up 10 percent. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on predictions for next year.

  • Still need a Christmas tree? Don't wait Sunday, 15 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Christmas trees are displayed inside a Home Depot Inc. store.

    Christmas tree lots are emptying quickly this year. Where to look for a big tree—and bigger bargains.

  • 'Serious' threat to Florida citrus crop Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 12:54 PM ET
    Emma Reynolds, holds a healthy, left, and diseased Valencia orange, right, in the family groves in Lake Placid, Florida.

    A disease killing swaths of citrus trees is causing billions of dollars in losses, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told CNBC on Friday.

  • Santelli looks at 'America's royalty on the coasts' Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:23 AM ET
    Santelli looks at 'America's royalty on the coasts'

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institute senior fellow, discuss how America's coastal corridors determine how the nation uses its natural resources.

  • FDA joins battle to save US citrus Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    FDA joins battle to save US citrus

    Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack discusses the government's plan to help save millions of acres from citrus greening disease.

  • Deep freeze damages California citrus crop Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 5:10 PM ET
    Frozen oranges with misters running to avoid as much damage as possible during a cold snap affecting the San Joaquin Valley citrus crop, Dec. 6, 2013 in Traver, Calif.

    A week of freezing temperatures has damaged California's citrus crop, but it will take several weeks to quantify losses, industry officials said.

  • Why the FDA is worried about antibiotics in meat Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:23 AM ET
    Ground beef in a meat department of a supermarket.

    The Food and Drug Administration is phasing out the use of antibiotics in meat over concerns about antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

  • Agricultural prices could decline 10% in 2014: Pro Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 2:40 AM ET
    Agricultural prices could decline 10% in 2014: Pro

    Kona Haque, head of agricultural research at Macquarie Group, discusses the outlook for agricultural food prices.

  • How bad weather's squeezing your orange juice Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 2:44 PM ET
    Frozen tangerines are shown with misters running to avoid as much damage as possible during a cold snap in the San Joaquin Valley, Dec. 6, 2013, in Orange Cove, Calif.

    Damage in the San Joaquin Valley from a cold snap is estimated at $23 million and growing.

  • Reasons to stay selective on US markets Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 9:51 PM ET
    Stay cautious and selective on the U.S. Markets - Pro

    David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management, says investors need to be selective going forward to make money.

  • 'Dairy cliff': Why milk may soar to $8 a gallon Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    Brace yourself: The U.S. is about to go over the "dairy cliff," which could cause milk prices to jump.

  • Remember the last drought? 2013's could be worse Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:29 AM ET
    A tractor cuts down corn in a field designated as zero yield on a farm in Vigo County near Terre Haute, Indiana.

    Winter weather conditions won't help end drought-stricken areas of the country, government forecasters say.

  • Is Tyson a knockout or dead meat? Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 7:23 PM ET

    Shares of Tyson Foods are up this week as the company released earnings. But, will this stock be a chicken in your portfolio?

  • Dupont CEO: We are spinning off our chemicals division Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 4:14 PM ET
    Dupont CEO: We are spinning off our chemicals division

    Ellen Kullman, Dupont chairman and CEO, is focused on 3 strategic priorities for the company including the science of extending leadership in agriculture and nutrition, strengthening its advance materials portfolio, and building out industrial bio-science. Agriculture is the one consistent thing around the world going strong, Kullman adds.

  • Pest emergency: Insects devouring Brazilian crops Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 2:42 PM ET
    Wheat field in Brazil

    Caterpillar infestations in Brazil's grain belt prompted the agriculture ministry to declare a state of emergency in two producer states.

  • For chicken farms, have slaughterhouse, will travel Sunday, 17 Nov 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    A solution is being explored that has caught on elsewhere: mobile slaughterhouses where livestock can be killed, quartered, packaged and frozen.